CHITWAN, March 24: A 30-year-old man who had experienced symptoms of the novel coronavirus died at a temporary hospital set up for treatment of possible coronavirus infected patients in Bharatpur, Chitwan today morning.
The man from Birgunj was admitted to the hospital after suffering from high fever, common cold and sneezing. Chitwan Medical College had referred him to the temporary hospital a few days ago. His body is currently being kept at the hospital.
However, the doctors have yet to confirm that the man died after having contracted the coronavirus. "His nasal swab test is being conducted at National Laboratory, Teku. The medical test report is awaited," the hospital stated in a press statement today.
The hospital said that the man was suffering from a disease called lupus.
Note: Systemic lupus erythematosus, referred to as SLE or lupus, is a chronic (long-term) disease that causes systemic inflammation which affects multiple organs.